| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Equal parts new-talent launching pad, comedy showcase and beer-and-barbecue-fueled party, the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival kicks off its nine-day run in Texas today, as part of the Austin-based extravaganza colloquially known as SXSW....
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Maybe you never loaned your undies to a geek at the high school dance. But chances are, at some point in your formative years, you felt invisible. Or invincible. Or so lovesick you couldn't sleep. John Hughes got that—and though the American teenage...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:41 PM
Talk about a prophetic theme song.
When the Los Angeles Times reported the 30th anniversary re-release of John Hughes' school-detention drama "The Breakfast Club," it opened with a rhetorical question that didn't need explaining: "You didn't forget...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:05 PM
You didn't forget about them, did you?
The five quintessential teens of writer-director John Hughes' coming-of-age comedy-drama "The Breakfast Club" are headed back to the multiplex to mark the film's 30th anniversary.
The story of a brain (Anthony...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:30 AM
In the Chicago-shot indie "Warren," filmmaker Alex Beh plays a barista by day, occasional improv performer by night. Put another way: He's a guy in his 20s struggling to get his act together.
That post-grad sinkhole of unfulfilled ambitions is a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:31 PM
New shows and dining options will make their debut on the Norwegian Escape when it arrives in Miami this fall. Norwegian Cruise Line announced two Broadway shows and a slew of partnerships as more details arrived for what will be the line's largest cruise...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Ferris Bueller fans and real estate enthusiasts will have the chance to tour the historic estate of the late filmmaker John Hughes Jr. this spring.
The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago announced Tuesday that Hughes’ 11,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
A multi-media, concert-style show designed to celebrate the movies of the late John Hughes — including such nostalgic titles as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,” “Pretty in Pink,&...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The wife of late movie director John Hughes has donated $2 million to a Lake Forest community center to build a state-of-the-art theater and host a film series in her husband's name.
The donation to Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest was announced...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
History is being made at Trinity High School in River Forest where, for the first time, a musical is being staged that was written by students.
The original production called “Train” features music and lyrics by the Trinity High School...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
This is how Tim Butler, co-founder, unofficial spokesman and bassist for The Psychedelic Furs, ranks the band's lineups (in rough order):
1. The current version: “The best that has ever toured.”
2. The first version: “Usually we were...